“The GREAT NORTH ART SHOW is a vibrant open exhibition established in 2001 to promote the quality and diversity of contemporary art in the North with thousands of visitors annually from home and abroad.
It is an exciting opportunity to enjoy a broad range of quality art by established and emerging artists, set against the magnificent backdrop of RIPON CATHEDRAL in North Yorkshire; definitely not to be missed.”
I visited the art show on the 18th September 2015 with my Mother and Daughter. It really was a wonderful exhibition and the Cathedral poses the perfect setting… I felt there was a little too much of a focus on “Contemporary Art”, the non-representative – this stuff that no one really understands (I actually wonder if the artist himself does sometimes).
The artist that really caught my eye was Nolon Stacey – absolutely beautiful charcoal drawings. I really admire those who are able to render so much detail in a medium I consider to be quite messy (smudges easily). It wasn’t just the detail in Stacey’s work that have me entranced it was the portrayal of each animals/birds behavioural characteristics – he can capture the very essence of that animal/bird.
Here’s an example, Barn Owl by Nolon Stacey: